Nazi Death Camp Museum officials reported that eight shoes belonging to prisoners came up missing, and are presumed stolen.

Barracks of prisoners

Police have launched an investigation into the weekend theft from the State Museum at the former World War II camp in Majdanek, museum spokeswoman Agnieszka Kowalczyk-Nowak said.

“An employee noticed shoes were missing during a routine check on Saturday. A hole was cut in the metal mesh on a display containing several hundred shoes in barrack 52,” she said, adding that the motive was not known. “After counting the shoes, we found eight missing.

“It’s in this barrack where all the shoes are on display so that visitors can begin to comprehend the sheer scale of Nazi crimes,” she said.